Course location
Sydney

Duration
4 trimesters of study

Course code
NMIT

CRICOS code
083015F

Intakes
Mar, Jul & Nov

Course fee (2019)
A$11,600 per trimester

Boost your career prospects and become highly-employable with a postgraduate qualification in IT.

The Master of Applied Information Technology is a flexible course, providing advanced training in Information Technology for students with an IT undergraduate qualification. Apply your knowledge and skills to real-world problems and scenarios in this practical, focused course.

Careers

Make your next move into a career which could include cutting edge IT roles in cloud computing, data mining and sensor networks.

This course will prepare you for a career in:

  • ICT training
  • project management
  • data warehousing
  • IT consultancy
  • networking administration
  • networking
  • software development/engineering.

Course structure

This degree requires a student to complete 192 credit points (16 units) and is a two-year full-time award.

View the  full course structure for detailed information, including the recommended order to take the following units of study:

  • Networking Systems
  • Database Analysis and Design
  • Principles of Project Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Cloud Computing
  • Advanced Object Oriented Programming
  • Project Management and Information Technology
  • Information Security
  • Introduction to Research
  • Advanced Project.

Research units

Students can choose between:

  • 24 credit points of thesis work (Thesis units 1 and 2) and four elective units; or
  • 48 credit points of thesis work (Thesis units 3 and 4) and two elective units.

Elective Units

  • Advanced Wireless Networking
  • Mobile Applications
  • Sensor Networks
  • Data Warehousing and Mining
  • Project Stakeholder Management
  • Project Planning and Control

Entry requirements

English language requirements

You must provide evidence that you have completed an approved English language test, and achieved the result as described below.

English language examination method Result
IELTS (academic module): Overall score (no band less than) 6.5 (6.0)
TOEFL Internet: Test score 79 (Listening 19, Speaking 19, Reading 18, Writing 22)
Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score (with no section score less than): 58-64 (50)
University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Total score of 58
VU English - University Preparation UPP (Postgraduate) Achieved
English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS) - EAP 2 (advanced) A grade

Recognition of prior English language studies

If you've completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an English language exemption. Check our Guide to English Language Requirements to find out if you qualify.

Students who do not meet the English language requirements may choose to undertake an intensive English Language School in Sydney (ELSIS).

Academic requirements

Entry into the Master of Applied Information Technology requires you to have completed:

  • Bachelor/Honours degree: Completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree;
    OR
    Completion of a non-cognate (any discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree and a Graduate Certificate in a cognate (similar discipline) field.
  • International: Entry into the program is open to applicants with a postgraduate qualification (AQF8 or higher), a first degree (AQF7) in the following quantitative disciplines: Information Technology, Computer Science, Computing, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, Science, or equivalent.

In addition to satisfying the Bachelor/Honours Degree or Mature Age admission requirements, International Students must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language as demonstrated by: International English Language Testing System or its equivalent - overall score of 6.5 and no individual band score less than six.

Applicants with any of the following qualifications may apply for up to 48 credits points against specific coursework units (as detailed below):

(a) A degree in computer science or IT.
(b) A four year Honours degree in computer science or IT.
(c) A degree or a Graduate Certificate with IT or Project Management units.
(d) A postgraduate qualification with IT or Project Management units.
(e) A combination of qualifications and experience equivalent to (a), (b), (c) or (d) above.

  • Mature: Entry into the program is open to applicants with a postgraduate qualification (AQF8 or higher), a first degree (AQF7) in the following quantitative disciplines: Information Technology, Computer Science, Computing, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, Science, or equivalent.

Applicants with any of the following qualifications may apply for up to 48 credits points against specific coursework units (as detailed below):
(a) A degree in computer science or IT.
(b) A four year Honours degree in computer science or IT.
(c) A degree or a Graduate Certificate with IT or Project Management units.
(d) A postgraduate qualification with IT or Project Management units.
(e) A combination of qualifications and experience equivalent to (a), (b), (c) or (d) above.

Your eligibility will be assessed when we receive your complete application.

Admission requirements in your country

Find out if you meet the minimum academic (international qualification) requirements to be eligible to apply for this course by reviewing the  academic entry requirements listed by country.

Applicants must be aged 18 or over to be eligible to apply for this course.

Credit for skills & past study

If you've completed study with another university or institution and believe you're eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator.

Apply for this course

Submit an application to study this course at VU Sydney.

Please note that all tuition fees are subject to an annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year. This increase will be reflected in invoicing issued to you. This annual increase in fees is covered as part of the agreed terms and conditions of your Letter of Offer.